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Ali’s Cookies, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Krispy Kreme, QT Smoothies, Pomegranates, Blackburn’s Jellies, Countryside Creamery, Brown Rice, Cashews, Mashgiach Job Available

Ali’s Cookies: All 3 Ali’s Cookies are now AKC certified.

The Perimeter location (4511 Olde Perimeter Way, Atlanta, GA 30346) is certified Pareve & Pas Yisroel.

Ali’s Cookies at Emory (1561 N Decatur Rd, Atlanta, GA 30307) and Cobb (1255-34 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30068) are certified Dairy but DE cookies are available as well.
DE (Dairy Equipment) means that the following cookies have no dairy ingredients but are made on dairy equipment. They can be eaten after a meat meal.
Chocolate Chip
Chocolate Chip Pecan
Chocolate Chunk
Classic Snickerdoodle
Double chocolate chunk
Fudge Brownie
Ginger Snap
House specialty Chocolate Chunk
House specialty No Nuts
Loris Whoops
Oatmeal Raisin
Olde Fashioned Oatmeal
Olde Fashioned Sugar
Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
Pink Lemonade
Spicy Hot
All other cookies, cookie cakes, and other items are certified Dairy.
Packaged items are as marked.

Nothing Bundt Cakes: All cakes and frostings made at the following locations are AKC certified Kosher Dairy:
1985 Cobb Pkwy NW Suite 120, Kennesaw, GA 30152
400 Village Green Cir SE Suite 100, Smyrna, GA 30080
285 Ridgewalk Pkwy Suite 104, Woodstock, GA 30188
Retail items sold in the store are only kosher when bearing a recommended Kosher symbol.

Krispy Kreme:
The following Krispy Kreme Stores are no longer under AKC supervision:
299 Cobb Pkwy., Marietta GA
6689 Highway 85, Riverdale, GA
9420 Highway 92, Woodstock, GA
Mall of GA Store #56, Buford, GA
Pre-packaged Krispy Kreme Donut with the numbers 42, 44, 45, or 315 are no longer approved:
The AKC is working with Krispy Kreme to certify some local stores. The AKC will send out information on newly certified stores and numbers soon.

QT Smoothies: The following QT Smoothies are acceptable:
Jolly Rancher Smoothies (Non-Dairy):
Blue Raspberry
Sugar Free Watermelon

Pomegranates From Israel are being sold in the U.S. and require the taking of Terumos and Maaseros. (They are not Shemitah produce at this time and will not be until July 2022.) Check the sticker or original case for the country of origin.

Blackburn’s Jellies: Notice from the CRC: Due to Kosher violations, Blackburn’s Grape Jelly and other jelly/jam products (produced by T J Blackburn Syrup Works, Inc., Jefferson, TX) are no longer certified and are being recalled. Products with an expiration date of 3-25-23 and later should not be treated as Kosher even when bearing a CRC or Texas-K (a CRC subsidiary) Kosher symbol.

Countryside Creamery “Tastes Like Butter!” Vegetable Oil Spread sold at Aldi mistakenly bears a plain OU symbol without the D on some containers. This product is dairy and contains dairy ingredients.

Brown Rice Checking from Star-K: There are reports in several cities that infestation is being found in brown rice. The Star-K always recommends checking brown rice for insects prior to use, regardless of the hechsher on the package. This is because brown rice is especially susceptible to becoming infested due to improper storage, which is beyond the control of the certifier. The Star-K recommends checking brown rice for insects as follows:

 1. Place the brown rice (no more than 16 oz. at a time) in a mesh strainer. Mesh size should ideally be #12 mesh or larger.

 2. Shake the brown rice over a lightbox or white paper for 25-30 seconds.

 3. Examine the surface of the lightbox or paper for any insect presence. If no insects are found, the brown rice may be used. If any insects are found, the brown rice should not be used.

Cashews: The OK Kosher Tolaim Committee has been finding insects and worms in cashews. Consumers should split them open and make a cursory inspection, especially when holes are visible.

There is a Mashgiach job available at Publix. For more information contact the AKC: 404-634-4063